Koster's False Cypress
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Kosteri'
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
THIS PLANT MAY BE AVAILABLE IN THESE STORES:
Due to the seasonal nature of plants, availability at your local garden center is not guaranteed. Give them a call before visiting.
- 101 Market
8980 Quantrelle Ave. N.e. Otsego MN 55330
- 14th Street Garden Center
793 Jersey Ave. Jersey City NJ 07303
- 3rd Avenue Floral & Greenhouse
1110 3rd Ave. West Dickinson ND 58601
- 4 Ever Green Ldsp. & Dgn
21457 214th Circle Ave Milford IA 51351
|Botanical Pronunciation||kam-e-SIP-a-ris ob-tu-SA|
|Lore||Chamaecyparis translates from the Greek for dwarf and cypress, which verifies the fact that it is not a true cypress at all. The species C. obtusa is also known as Hinoki Cypress.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slow growing; reaches 4 to 5 ft. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Conifer; prized for foliage.|
|Design Ideas||The texture of this beautiful evergreen makes a fine foundation plant to cover utilities and crawl spaces as well as footings year round. May be used as a freestanding foliage column out in the landscape as a central element for bright floral plantings. A natural in the Asian inspired garden left natural or creatively shaped in the bonsai style.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Hedge, Poolside, Rock Garden, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
|Companion Plants||Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina); Azalea (Azalea); Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum); Camellia (Camellia); Pine (Pinus); Hosta (Hosta)|
Grows well in average to fertile, neutral to acidic, moist, well-drained soils. Shelter from harsh, drying winds. Water deeply, regularly during first few growing seasons to develop an extensive root system. Once established, prefers regular water, but tolerates brief dry spells. Fertilize in early spring. Prune only as needed to shape.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8